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by Native American Indians in Media; Appalshop
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This program contains two segments: 1) Portrait of a Native American man who is one of the last practitioners of traditional Cherokee medicine among the Eastern Band. Produced by Native American Indians in Media. 1982 2) Portrait of musician Kate Peters Sturgill. 1983
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Cherokee medicine, Kate Peters Sturgill
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Kentucky folk painter David Lucas in his studio, talks about his work, his hometown Haymond, Kentucky and the decline over years; includes a montage of his paintings and footage of Haymond, Kentucky. ENDS AND CUTS TO MIDDLE OF JEAN RITCHIE PIECE; interview with Jean Ritchie; perfoms songs; montage of magazine covers with Ritchie
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, David Lucas, Appalachian artist
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Michael Stamper (aka musician Nick Stump) interviews Rodney Hatfield; b/w footage of Hatfield playing harmonica in jazz band; footage shot by Blaine Dunlap at Jefferson Davis Inn of The Shysters, a fusion band; talks about life on the road; ends with Hatfield’s band performing “Whip It” and montage of “Art Snake” work.
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Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Rodney Hatfield, blues music
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Footage of a Pentacostal snake handling ceremony. Taped by Appalshop when the film workshop was experimenting with the use of video as a medium for television cablecast.
Topic: Pentecostal churches--Appalachian Region, Southern.
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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eye 428

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Portrait of a banjo player from Letcher County who specializes in two-finger picking and 'drop-thumb' (clawhammer) playing, both traditional styles of eastern Kentucky.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Lee Sexton
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Full version of "Wheelwright: Coal Mining Town." Video documenting the history of Wheelwright, Kentucky. Includes interviews with former coal miners and citizens of the town, contemporary footage and historical still images of the town. Descriptions of coal mining life, the effects of strikes on the town, safety conditions, and the impact of the sale of the town on the economy and social conditions of Wheelwright are featured. Includes brief interview with and photos of African...
Topics: Wheelwright (Ky.), Appalachian region, Southern.African American coal miners, Coal mines and...
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Band director Lucian Priode leads the J.J. Kelly High School Band in a performance of Dvorak's "New World Symphony." The video includes Priode discussing his reasons for selecting the piece for his students, his ideas about music education and some explanations about the music curriculum at the school. Scenes of the band practicing lead up to the public performance which appears to be in the high school auditorium. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel...
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Norton (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Priode, Lucian, Band directors --...
Appalshop Archive
by Airstream
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10-minute promotional film on Airstream trailers, probably broadcast in the Headwaters time slot to fill airtime. (second half of tape is 8-minutes of MOS b-roll of airstreams driving maneuverability test). Not produced by Appalshop.
Topics: Airstream, promotional film
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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John I. Burton High School marching band and flag corps practicing. Video begins with a flag corps practice performance and continues with an interview with flag corps captain Laura Hopkins. A scene of the full band practicing on the football field follows the interview. Performance includes the song "Those Were the Days My Friend" and several others. Video continues with several solo improvised flag and rifle routines by Jimmy ? and Chase Mullins and concludes with a personal message...
Topics: Norton (Va.), Wise County (Va.), public access television, marching bands
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Dress rehearsal of school children in a musical produced as part of the Clinch Valley College Creative Summer Workshop. The last half of the tape contains footage of Ralph Stanley performing at the 7th annual Ralph Stanley Memorial Bluegrass Festival. CATALOGER'S NOTE: Ralph Stanley footage starts at 12:41.
Topics: Coeburn (Va.), Ralph Stanley, Bluegrass musicians, Bluegrass festivals, Musicals--juvenile,...
Appalshop Archive
by Women's Film Project of Cincinnati; Appalshop
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Headwaters airs a video made by the Women’s Film Project. The video examines the problems with enforcement of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act through interviews with doctors, lawyers, workers and union officials. It explains a woman's rights and documents how women workers can gain these rights by highlighting the story of one group of factory workers and their fight for maternity benefits. At the end of the program women from Appalachia discuss their experiences being pregnant working...
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Reproductive health
Appalshop Archive
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The first portion of this video is a documentary about Wheelwright, Kentucky, once the "model mining town for the country," produced by Mountain Community Television in the 1970s. Includes interviews with former coal miners and citizens of the town, contemporary footage and historical still images of the town. In the second segment, Headwaters producers interview Anna Jean Tackett, coordinator of a successful project to rebuild Wheelwright through a collaboration with local, state and...
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, coal camps, coal mining
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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William Riner [?] discusses purchasing the Gate City Roller Mill on the bank of Moccasin Creek in Gate City Virginia. He talks about the mill's history, demonstrates the mill mechanism and the turbine and describes the entire milling process. Video provides both internal and external views of the milling operation including the water source that powers the mill. This program was videotaped and broadcast on cable television as part of the Mountain Community Television initiative led by Paul...
Topics: Gate City (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Water mills, Gristmills
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Dock Boggs Memorial Festival filmed in Norton, Virginia featuring Sparky Rucker, Tom Bledsoe and band, Boggs' nephew Johnny Hunsucker and his son Larry Hunsucker, and Kate Peters Sturgill. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia.
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Norton (Va.), Boggs, Dock, 1898-1971, Rucker, Sparky, Sturgill, Kate Peters,...
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Bluegrass band plays for a crowd at Appalachia Motel in Hyden, Kentucky. Billed as "A Night to Remember: An Evening of Musical Moonshining at the Appalachia Motel." Musicians include Wayne Bishop, Robbie Horton, Joey Lewis, Paul Wooten. 1983.
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Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, bluegrass music
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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The first ten minutes of this show feature the Mother Goose House in Hazard, Kentucky. Designed and built by George Stacy, the house features egg shaped windows and was constructed to scale from the model of a goose carcass. George Stacy’s wife Ollie describes the design and construction of the house. The remainder of the show features a slide show of images of Appalachia collected by Appalshop film makers during their research for various films.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, architecture
Appalshop Archive
by Cable 10 Frankfort
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Program on John Lozier, in which he plays the harmonica and recounts folk wisdom. The program was produced by Cable 10 of Frankfort, Kentucky.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, John Lozier
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Portion of a three part series sponsored by Mountain Empire Community College on what happens when one goes to prison. A three person panel of ex-prisoners talk to the audience about their experiences in the Wise County Correctional Facility. Tape begins with a discussion of homosexuality in prison and concludes with discussion of drug use in prison. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to...
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, African American prisoners --Virginia. Prisoners...
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Tribute to singer/banjo player Dock Boggs. Mike Seeger, Bruce and John Hunsucker, Beth Roberts, Louise McPheron and Jack Wright, tell stories about Boggs and sing his songs. Includes what appear to be home movies of Boggs and his family.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Dock Boggs
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Host Jack Wright interviews two female coal miners about their experience in the industry. Show includes footage of a class offered by the Coal Employment Project designed to train women to work in the mines.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, women coal miners
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Filmed by Mountain Community Television with the assistance of Broadside TV, this show stars five children from Norton, Virginia who parody television show and commercials, dance to "Rock and Roll" by Gary Glitter and "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia," and act out skits. This is the first in a series of several shows. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide...
Topics: Norton (Va), public access television, Appalachia
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Program documenting a Mountain Empire Older Citizens 3rd Anniversary celebration in Big Stone Gap, Virginia. Voiceover narrator describes the importance of the MEOC program and the services it provides to the community. Includes footage of seniors playing cards and bingo, and musical performances including Wry Straw members Tommy Bledsoe and Rich Kirby, and dance performance by Tennessee Mountain Cloggers. Footage of speakers Senator John McKenna, Orby Cantrell.
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Interview with Dr. Cratis Williams of Appalachian State University; Williams discusses early history of the Appalachian mountains, the Scots-Irish settler origins, speaks at length about Appalachian linguistics/dialect. Discusses ballad tradition, sings some ballads.
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Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Cratis Williams
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Show comprised of interviews with administrators, social workers and some of the students at Buckhorn Children’s Center, a group home for abused and neglected children in Perry County, Kentucky. The show includes a brief history of Buckhorn Children’s Center and accompanying historic photographs.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Perry County, children's shelter
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Kentucky writer, professor and poet laureate talks about how he started writing, being a college professor at the University of Kentucky, and the importance of the Kentucky River Valley in his work and his understanding of life. He reads his story “Sunday.” He talks about his opposition to strip mining and critiques the environmental movement’s inability to acknowledge the need for replacement of jobs in environment-damaging industries. Episode concludes with Norman’s discussing his...
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Gurney Norman
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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A slide/tape program developed as part of research for an Appalshop film series. Includes archival photographs and a range of regional music.
Topics: Appalshop, history of Appalachia
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Rye Cove Elementary School principal Floyd Sloan, Jr. talks about forming the Rye Cove Cloggers, the development of clogging in Appalachia and his efforts to teach the younger generation the art. The show includes footage of school children clogging, interviews with two young cloggers, and the Rye Cove Cloggers performing in full dress.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, clog dancing
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Ralph Stanley and his band performs gospel tunes at a bluegrass festival. Includes shots of the crowd. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia. CATALOGER'S NOTE: Label on container: Football commercial. Short audio announcement appeal for funds to support recording and broadcast of Lonesome Pine district football games...
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Ralph Stanley, Curley Lambert, Bluegrass...
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Southwest Virginia and Kentucky District Fair in Wise County, Virginia. Silent footage of fairgoers walking in front of the Broadside TV video camera and display that was set up inside the exhibition space. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia.
Topics: Fairs--Virginia, public access television, Wise (Va), Appalachia
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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First citizen workshop presented under the auspices of the National Wildlife Federation, the Appalachian Coalition and Virginia Citizens for Better Reclamation aimed at letting citizens know what they can do to help implement the Strip Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977. Attorney from the Office of Surface Mining answers questions and a representative from the local office talks about efforts to help mine operators comply with the new regulations. New blasting regulations are also...
Topics: Appalachian region, Southern, United States. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement,...
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Promotional program about Appalshop's recording label June Appal Records. Includes performances by musical artists Ron Short, Jean Ritchie, Marion Sumner; and Robin and Linda Williams.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, June Appal Recordings
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Audio-only until 03:00. Panel discussion at the John Fox, Jr. Festival held at Mountain Empire Community College. Scholar Dr. Robert Higgs presents from his writings on Transcendentalism in the hills. Author and scholar John Foster West presents on the effects of outside study of and interest in the folk world of Appalachia.
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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One in a series of videos exploring attitudes of prisoners, community members and administrators toward Unit 18 of the Wise County Correctional Facility. This tape features a panel discussion with some prisoners about being jailed far from home, how they cope with being in prison and their experiences with court appointed attorneys. This program was videotaped and broadcast on cable television as part of the Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access...
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Male prisoners--Virginia, Prisoners--Vocational...
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Coal miners discuss Ronald Reagan’s 1983 State of the Union address. Clips of the address are interspersed with the miners’ commentary. Topics include balanced budget proposals, federal spending freeze, education initiatives, free trade and tax incentives. Of particular interest is one man’s comments on the noticeable decrease in federal public benefit provisions and the decrease in federal regulatory oversight of the mining industry.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, coal miners
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Show explores violence from various perspectives. Interviewees include Lee Howard, descendent of James B. Howard, a participant in the Baker-Howard feud in Clay County, who discusses violence in the context of feuding families. Kindergarten teacher Will Rosenfeld discusses the impact of violent television shows on children in his classroom at Norton Elementary School in Norton, Virginia. Ben B. Taylor, sherrif of Letcher County, talks about his attempts to control drugs and associated violence....
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, violence, crime
Appalshop Archive
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Outtake material from the Nashville Network program "Fire on the Mountain" in which Lily May Ledford is interviewed by Cathy Fink at the Renfro Valley Barn Dance. Includes several takes of interview cuts and musical performances including "Charmin' Betsy".
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Lily May Ledford
Appalshop Archive
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Documentary on psychological problems experienced by combat veterans of Vietnam.
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Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Vietnam veterans
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Produced by Mountain Community Television, this video of a Girl Scout and Brownie meeting features the girls performing several songs about fall, a Brownie troop singing the Brownie song, and footage of girls working on various craft projects. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia. CATALOGER'S NOTE: The first 2:35...
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Girl Scouts, Brownie Girl Scouts.
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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The first nine minutes of this video feature footage of people sitting on the rocks at the pinnacle of Brumley Mountain. At 9:28 the footage switches to Ralph Stanley and his band performing at what appears to be Stanley's annual Memorial Day bluegrass festival. Keith Whitley plays with the band. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to...
Topics: Appalachian Region, Southern, Appalachian Region--Music.Stanley, Ralph Whitley, Keith, Bluegrass...
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Michael Stamper (aka musician Nick Stump) previews the second season of the Headwaters television show with clips from upcoming episodes. Topics include Roadside Theater, the Payroll Boys, Rye Straw, Sacred Melodies, Earl Gilmore and a show about Vietnam veterans.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Headwaters
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Portraits of Kentucky wood carvers including Edgar Tolson and his son, Donnie; Lovel Williams; and E.G. Wells.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, folk artists
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Feature on Jean Ritchie; Mike Stamper interviews; Ritchie sings and plays dulcimer; talks about her mother’s influence, how she learned to play; meeting her husband; her time at the Henry Street Settlement; traveling to Japan with Alan Lomax and the Japanese reception to her music; talks about playing at square dances; talks about her upcoming record for June Appal Sweet Rivers.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Jean Ritchie, dulcimer music
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by Appalshop
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Program comprised to two fifteen minute segments. The first segment features eleven year old fiddle player Shawn Lane and his friend Marcus Smith who accompanies Lane on guitar. Includes interviews and footage of the two playing for cloggers at Rye Cove Elementary School. The second segment features award winning eighteen year old musician Chris Henson. Henson won “Downbeat” magazine’s award for best student soloist in 1981 and 1982. Includes footage of Henson recording in Reed...
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, old time music, traditional music
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Portrait of musician Roy Webb, who is interviewed and performs his brand of blues and gospel music. Mr. Webb tells a tall tale about a mountain man.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Roy Webb, blues music
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by Appalshop
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Jack Wright intro; Studio interview with Sonja Bird Yancey; talks about influence of old regular baptist church on her songs, her career, meeting Jerry Reed; sings “Soup Bean Winter”, “Seabird in Flight,” “Blessed Traveler,” others.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, Sonja Bird Yancy
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Victor Darnell (b. 1899) talks about moving to Dorchester, Virginia in 1916 and describes his life there as a coal miner. Topics covered include mine work, the union and strip-mining. This program was videotaped and broadcast on cable television as part of the Mountain Community Television initiative led by Paul Congo to provide locally produced public access television in Norton, Virginia.
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Coal miners -- Virginia, Coal mines and mining --...
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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MCTV interviews at a target shooting event in Brumley Gap, Virginia. Subjects comment on a planned dam construction for a new power plant being built by Appalachian Power Company in Brumley Gap, Virginia. People focus on how the construction will affect their homes and the ecology of the area. Appears to be raw footage.
Appalshop Archive
by Appalshop
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Documentation of an annual event held in Jonesboro, TN which brings together performers who appeared on live country music radio shows from the 1930s through the early 1950s.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, old time radio
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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One in a series of videos exploring attitudes of prisoners, community members and administrators toward Unit 18 of the Wise County Correctional Facility. This tape features a panel discussion with the some of the prisoners focusing on the need for vocational education opportunities for inmates. This program was videotaped and broadcast on cable television as part of the Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia.
Topics: Appalachian region, Southern, Wise County (Va.), Male prisoners--Virginia, Prisoners--Vocational...
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Southwest Virginia and Kentucky District Fair in Wise County, Virginia. Includes both daytime and night time footage at the Virginia-Kentucky fairgrounds. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia. CATLOGER'S NOTE: Title supplied by cataloger
Topics: Wise County (Va.), County fair, Appalachia, Virginia
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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The fifth in a series of shows called Dynamite produced by Mountain Community Television in which children from the community act out skits, perform dance routines and lip-synch to popular songs and parody television shows and commercials.This show begins with a montage of past shows to the song "Takin' Care of Business," by Bachman-Turner Overdrive. The remainder of the show celebrates Christmas with a skit, a dance routine, live footage of the J.I. Burton Marching Band performing...
Topics: Norton (Va), public access television, Appalachia
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Scenes of the fair primarily include shots of the midway which appears to have been a James H. Drew exposition. Footage from an indoor camera set up as a fundraiser for Mountain Community Television (MCTV #9170) is edited into the video. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia. CATALOGER'S NOTE: Title provided by...
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Topics: Midways, Fairs--Virginia, public access television, Wise (Va), Appalachia
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by Mountain Community Television
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Video of a speech therapist conducting three separate lessons with a young girl. The therapist uses a tape recorder, a workbook and picture cards to instruct her patient in the proper annunciation of sounds. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia. CATALOGER'S NOTE: Title from DVD container. Screen blank for first 46...
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Norton (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Public access television programs,...
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by Mountain Community Television
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The Katie Laur Band performs at the annual Shriner's Bluegrass Festival in Wise, Virginia. Songs include: "Someday Soon," "A Good Woman's Love," "Leather Britches," "Rock Salt and Nails," "Come on Down the Mountain Katy Daly"(Ralph Stanley tribute), "You Are My Flower," "Kentucky Chimes," and "A White Sports Coat and a Pink Carnation." Musicians include: Katie Laur, Buddy Griffin, Jeff Roberts, Jeff Turfllinger, and...
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by Mountain Community Television
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Video of part of a rally organized by Dr. Richard Cartwright Austin, chairman of the Coalition of American Electric Consumers to support the effort to save Powell Mountain from plans by the American Electric Power Company to build a pumped storage facility there. Speakers and performers include librarian Norman Kilpatrick, Doris Beach, Elizabeth McCowan and Pete Hill. CATALOGER'S NOTE: Title provided by cataloger.
Topics: Richard Cartwright Austin, Powell Mountain, American Electric Power Company
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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One in a series of videos exploring attitudes of prisoners, community members and administrators toward Unit 18 of the Wise County Correctional Facility.
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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One in a series of videos exploring attitudes of prisoners, community members and administrators toward Unit 18 of the Wise County Correctional Facility. Tape features an interview with a prisoner but sound quality is very poor. This program was videotaped and broadcast on cable television as part of the Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia. CATALOGER'S NOTE: Title from DVD container. Sound quality very poor.
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Male prisoners--Virginia.
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by Mountain Community Television
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Warren Wright discusses his research on what he calls The Big Steal, that is, the unlawful acquisition of land in southeastern Kentucky in the late nineteenth century by northern power companies. He also comments on his belief in the collaboration between power, government, educational and religious institutions in the area to secure and maintain the unlawfully mineral rights for the power companies. Warren Wright was a farmer and self-taught minister who briefly served as Executive Director of...
Topics: Appalachian region, Southern, Appalachian Region--History, Appalachian Region--Economic conditions...
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Video of the Mountain Community Television table set up at the SW Virginia and Kentucky District Fair in Wise County, Virginia. At the beginning of the video the camera pans to a sign that says, "Put 25 cents in the box and see yourself on Cable Channel 12." At 20:11 the tape cuts to a scene of bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley in a recording studio. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television...
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Ralph Stanley, Fairs--Virginia, public access...
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by Appalshop
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Documentary on Human Capital, a school breakfast program in Virginia. Includes an overview of federal food programs and their impact on the local economy.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, federal food programs
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by Appalshop
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Live performance by Appalshop's Roadside Theater of stories of the supernatural based on oral traditions.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, folk tales, Roadside Theater
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by Mountain Community Television
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Produced by the Office of Appalachian Ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, this program features a discussion with local miners about the Bituminous Coal Strike of 1977-1978. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain Community Television initiative to provide locally produced public access television to southwestern Virginia.
Topics: Appalachian region, Southern, Wildcat strikes, Coal miners--Labor unions, Bituminous Coal...
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by Appalshop
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According to the narrator of the show, this episode of Headwaters documents the first dance residency in the state of Kentucky. Sponsored by the Letcher County Arts Council and the Kentucky Arts Council, the residency funded dance teacher Mary Bruce Blackburn to conduct classes at schools and other venues in the area. Footage includes description of the program by Letcher County Arts Council president Josephine Richardson and interviews with school administrators, parents and students and...
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, arts education
Appalshop Archive
by Mountain Community Television
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Video oral history with Doshia Addington, former mail carrier in Southwestern Virginia. Addington talks about her life growing up in Appalachia in the early 20th century as one of twelve children. She discusses farming, preserving food for a large family, becoming a mother of six children and the various kinds of work she did taking care of her own family. She shows photographs of herself and her children working on her land, recites a recipe for homemade soap, lists an assortment of herbal...
Topics: Appalachian Region, Southern--Social life and customs, Appalachian region, Southern.Addington,...
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by Mountain Community Television
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A portion of a United Mine Workers of America rally held in Castlewood, Virginia. Video primarily consists of union member Horace Jones explaining his opposition to a contested UMWA contract. Jones' comments suggest the rally was held during a strike at a local mine.
Topics: Castlewood (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Coal miners, Strikes and lockouts--Coal mining
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One in a series of videos exploring attitudes of prisoners, community members and administrators toward Unit 18 of the Wise County Correctional Facility. This tape features an interview with a highway department road crew supervisor with nearly thirty years experience in charge of prisoner workers from unit 18. He discusses his feelings about prisoners and supervising them. When asked to compare disciplinary procedures from the early part of his career to the present he describes the practice...
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, Convict labor -- Virginia, Prisoners -- Virginia
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Interviews with St. Charles community members and members of the Vanderbilt University Student Health Coalition about the need for local health care services and the successful efforts of both groups to make that happen. Citizens discuss raising money and building the clinic with volunteer labor. Students discuss the mission of the coalition and the benefits of interdisciplinary cooperation to the program. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the...
Topics: Lee County (Va.), Appalachian Region, Southern, Appalachians (People)--Medical care, Rural health...
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Begins at 03:00. Panel discussion at the John Fox, Jr. Festival held at Mountain Empire Community College. George Reynolds presents on Appalachian folk music and culture.
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First citizen workshop presented under the auspices of the National Wildlife Federation, the Appalachian Coalition and Virginia Citizens for Better Reclamation aimed at letting citizens know what they can do to help implement the Strip Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.
Topics: Appalachian region, Southern, United States. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement,...
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Members of the Letcher County chapter of the Kentucky Poetry Society take turns reading their poems. Footage is intercut with images of quilts created by and photographs of the local terrain and coal miners.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, poetry
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Part two of a series sponsored by Mountain Empire Community College on what happens when one goes to prison. A three person panel of ex-prisoners talk to the audience about their experiences in the Wise County Correctional Facility. They describe procedures upon entry, prison social life and give their views on rehabilitation. The video cuts off during the question and answer session. This program was videotaped for broadcast on cable television Channel 12 as part of the Broadside/Mountain...
Topics: Wise County (Va.), Appalachian region, Southern, African American prisoners --Virginia. Prisoners...
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Excerpts from "Wheelwright: Coal Mining Town" (see full version in this collection). Video documenting the history of Wheelwright, Kentucky. Includes interviews with former coal miners and citizens of the town, contemporary footage and historical still images of the town. Descriptions of coal mining life, the effects of strikes on the town, safety conditions, and the impact of the sale of the town on the economy and social conditions of Wheelwright are featured. This program was...
Topics: Wheelwright (Ky.), Appalachian region, Southern.Coal mines and mining--Kentucky, Coal mines and...
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Interview with a resident of a nursing home in Hazard, Kentucky. Subjects include growing up in Colson, KY, life in the nursing home, health issues of the elderly. Includes footage of a Christmas party held for the nursing home residents.
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, nursing homes
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This program is comprised of stills and audio is adapted from a slideshow about Clinchco, a racially integrated coal camp in Dickenson County, Virginia built by the Clinchfield Coal Company in the early twentieth century. Includes historic photographs and oral histories of residents who recount attempts by the UMWA to organize the town, mining conditions and life during the boom years. This video is available for purchase at http://appalshop.org/store
Topics: Appalshop, Appalachia, coal mining, coal camps, African Americans
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Sponsored by the Coal Employment Project, this video documents the 6th Annual Conference of Women Miners held in Charleston, West Virginia. Over one hundred women gathered from 13 states to discuss maters of racial and sexual discrimination, maternity/paternity leave and acid rain. Includes interviews with women coal miners and a keynote speech by Cecil Roberts, International Vice President of the United Mine Workers of America.
Topics: Appalachia, coal mining, labor history, women coal miners